Taking Sexual Assault Seriously: The Rape Kit Backlog and Human Rights

The Constitution

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time: 02:30 PM
Location: Dirksen 226
Presiding: Senator Cornyn

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Agenda

May 13, 2015

 NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING

      The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing of the Subcommittee on The Constitution entitled “Taking Sexual Assault Seriously: The Rape Kit Backlog and Human Rights for Wednesday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m., in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

      Chairman Cornyn to preside.

      By order of the Chairman.

Member Statements

  1. Senator Chuck Grassley R (IA)
  2. Senator Patrick Leahy D (VT)

Witnesses

  1. Mrs. Debbie Smith
    Sexual Assault Survivor
    Founder, Hope Exists After Rape Trauma (HEART)
    Williamsburg , VA
  2. Mr. Scott Berkowitz
    Founder and President
    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
    Washington , D.C.
  3. Mr. Skylor Hearn
    Assistant Director
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Austin , TX
  4. The Honorable Lisa Madigan
    Attorney General
    State of Illinois
    Chicago , IL
  5. Ms. Sarah Haacke Byrd
    Managing Director
    Joyful Heart Foundation
    New York , NY